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    Inspirational UPSC Board Interview of Gokul GR IAS, AIR-19

    Gokul GR was the last candidate in the list. This is the transcript of the interview: Gokul GR: May I come in, Sir? The chairman asked...

    IAS Exam Preparation Strategy for beginners by Rachit Raj, UPSC Exam Topper

    IAS Exam Rank 3, Rachit Raj Sharing his IAS Exam Preparation strategy for those who are very new in their Civil Services Exam preparation...

    Quiz 203 – Science Previous Year’s Question Paper

    The water pollution in river is measured by the dissolved amount of (a) chlorine (b) ozone (c) nitrogen (d) oxygen Explanation: Water pollution is measured by the dissolved amount of...

    Security Guard’s Son Kuldeep Dwivedi Clears UPSC Exam

    Kuldeep Dwivedi has secured the All India Rank 242 in the Civil Services Exams conducted by UPSC, paving the way for his future as an...

    Naga IAS officer builds 100-km road in Manipur without govt help!

    Naga IAS officer builds 100-km road in Manipur without govt help! Villagers of Manipur's Tousem sub-division in Tamenglong district are a busy lot these days....

    10 Simple Tips to Improve Your Memory Magically

    The first strategy is to get your mind to understand and absorb the information you are about to read. The goal is to improve...

    Quiz 248 – Science and Tech

    1. Children generally are not affected by: A. Measles B. Mumps C. Influenza (a) B and C (b) B and D (c) A and E (d) A and C   2. Which of...

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    Indian economy

    The economy of India is the tenth-largest in the world by nominal GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). The country is...

    Dayananda Saraswati

    Dayanand Saraswati is well known as the founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition. He was a profound scholar of the...

    The Radcliffe Line

    The Radcliffe Line became the international border between India and Pakistan (which also included what is now Bangladesh) during the partition of India. The...

    Folk Paintings of India

    Folk art designs are diverse in India and reflect our rich cultural heritage. The other forms of folk art paintings include Kalamkari, Patna Kalam,...

    Colonialism

    Colonialism is the establishment, exploitation, maintenance, acquisition, and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. It is a set of unequal relationships between...

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights...

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    G-8 (Formerly G-7)

    G-7 was an organisation of seven non-socialist countries which were highly industrialised in the world G-7. included USA, Canada, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Japan. After...

    Quiz 159 – UPSC Previous Paper – Indian Economy Questions 2009

    Consider the following statements: 1. Infant mortality rate takes into account deaths of infants within a month after birth. 2. Infant mortality rate is the number...

    Financial inclusion

    Financial inclusion or inclusive financing is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to sections of disadvantaged and low-income segments of society, in contrast to financial exclusion where...

    Recommendation of the KC Chakrabarty Committee on Recapitalisation of RRBs

    The Government of India had constituted a committee in September 2009 (Chairman Dr. KC Chakrabarty committee) to study the current levels of capital-to-risk-waited asset...

    Elements of the cash flow stream of a project

    To evaluate a project, must determine the relevant cash flow, which are the incremental after-tax cash flows associated with the project. The cash flow stream...

    Environment

    Water Pollution – Sources and Indicators

    Several efforts have been made to prevent river water pollution because rivers have special importance for human beings. The Government of India passed an...

    Kyoto Protocol – Detailed Analysis

    Kyoto Protocol is considered as a milestone in the field of climate change negotiations. It came into existence in third Conference of Parties held in...

    Seven Continents

    A continent is one of the several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than by any strict criteria, with up to seven regions commonly regarded as...

    Science

    Newton’s Third law of motion :

    Newton's Third law of motion : To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Must Read: Law of constant composition or proportion Newton's law of Cooling

    Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)

    The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is an expendable launch system developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was developed...

    Lipids

    Lipids are one of the four major groups of organic molecules; the other three being proteins, nucleic acids (DNA), and carbohydrates (sugars). Lipids are...

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    Quiz 248 – Science and Tech

    1. Children generally are not affected by: A. Measles B. Mumps C. Influenza (a) B and C (b) B and D (c) A and E (d) A and C   2. Which of...

    Ready for Vocabulary

    Simple English is the best English. So it has been wisely said that it is better to use the small (simple) words rather than...

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute to...

    Today in History – 24 February

    1786 Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India. 1948 The State of Junagarh, whose accession to India was protested by Pakistan in the UN Security Council, voted in...

    Today in History – 26 February

    320 Chandragupta I succeeded his father Ghatotkacha at Patliputra. He is known for establishing the Gupta dynasty. Gupta era begins. Also Read: The Gupta Empire 1857 First Indian Revolution...

    UPSC Interview of Gitanjali Brandon, IFS Rank 6

    Gitanjali Brandon secured All India Rank 6 by clearing the India's toughest exam in the year 2012 and has brought laurels to her family. She...

    Quiz 205 – Science Previous Year’s Questions

    Which organelle in the cell, other than nucleus, contains DNA? (a) Centriole (b) Golgi apparatus (c) Lysosome (d) Mitochondrion Explanation: Both Mitochondrion and chloroplast in plant cell contain DNA. Beside...

    Improve Vocabulary – Words Indicating Places

    A wide road lined with trees on both sides - Avenue, Boulevard A place where Government records are kept - Archives A place where animals are...

    Today in History – 23 February

    1768 Nizam accepted British supremacy and Smith Col. signed peace treaty with the Nizam. 1792 The Third Mysore War ended in Tipu Sultan's signing of Peace Treaty...

    Quiz 220 – UPSC Previous Year’s Chemistry Questions

    The characteristic odour of garlic is due to- (a) a chloro compound (b) a sulphur compound (c) a fluorine compound (d) acetic acid Explanation: The characteristic odour of garlic is...

    Quiz 234 – UPSC Previous Year’s Chemistry Questions

    Aluminum surface are often ‘anodized’. This means the deposition of a layer of – (a) chromium oxide (b) aluminum oxide (c) nickel oxide (d) zinc oxide Explanation: Nickel, chromium and...